Derby County under new manager Nigel Pearson have only one win from their first five games and only one goal too, so Rafa Benitez knows they will be a tough team to beat this afternoon.
That’s because they will want to do a lot better following their poor start to the season, especially when they are at home.
We didn’t get off to too good a start either, after losing our first two games but we have won the last three league games.
Nigel Pearson – Derby County manager
Rafa gave his press conference yesterday for the game today and he was right to point out that Derby will be a threat today.
This is what he said:
“This division has been a surprise for everyone.” “But I still think Derby will be up there at the top of the table, how high? I don’t know but they are a good team.”
“They need to adapt to two or three new players that they have, but hopefully they do that after Saturday.”
“They have good players and a good manager who has experience too.”
“I think it will be tough and difficult but especially as they aren’t doing well and they have to start performing.”
“We need to know it will be like this and that we have to be ready.” “We have had an international break and we were winning four games in a row.”
“The team has trained well and we can keep the same level.”
Newcastle were showing some good form before the International break, so it would be good if we can come back and get our 5th win in a row today.
Certainly the Newcastle fans seem confident of that.